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August 28, 2018

Reading List

Entanglements of Race, Sound, and the Archive

The reading list below was compiled by organisers of the workshop Entanglements of Race, Sound and the Archive: Coloniality and the Globalised Present, 10-11 December 2018, in which these texts were discussed or referenced. Read our report here.

Baron, Jaimie (2013): The Archive Effect: Found Footage and the Audiovisual Experience of History. London and New York: Routledge.

Basu, Paul, and Ferdinand De Jong (2016): “Utopian Archives, Decolonial Affordances: Introduction to Special Issue.” Social Anthropology 24 (1) 5–19.

Birdsall, Carolyn (2015): Can We Invent a Field called Radio Preservation Studies? FLOW: Online Journal of Media and TV Studies 21 –

Birdsall, Carolyn. ‘Worlding the Archive: Radio Collections, Heritage Frameworks, and Selection Principles’, in A. Badenoch and G. Föllmer (eds.), Transnationalizing Radio Research: New Approaches to an Old Medium. Bielefeld: transcript, 2018. 197-208 [open access]

Birdsall, Carolyn (forthcoming): “Radio Documents: Broadcasting, Sound Archiving, and the Rise of Radio Studies in Interwar Germany.” In: Special Issue: Listening to the Archive: Histories of Sound Data in the Humanities and Sciences. Technology and Culture

Bradley, Regina, “SANDRA BLAND: #SayHerName Loud or Not at All.” Sounding Out! 16 November 2015,

Bronfman, Alejandra. “Sonic colour zones: Laura Boulton and the hunt for music.” Sound Studies 3.1 (2017): 17-32.

Bronfman, Alejandra (2016): Isles of Noise: Sonic Media in the Caribbean. Durham, MC: Duke University Press.

Casillas, Dolores Inés. “Puuurrrooo MÉXICO! Listening to Transnationalism on US Spanish-Language Radio.” Beyond El Barrio: Everyday Life in Latina/o America (2010): 44-62.

Casillas, Dolores Inés. Sounds of belonging: US Spanish-language radio and public advocacy. NYU Press, 2014.

Clarke, Maxime Benebe. The Hate Race. Sydney: Hachette Australia, 2016.

de Kosnik, Abigail (2016): Rogue Archives: Digital Cultural Memory and Media Fandom. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Denning, Michael. Noise Uprising: The Audiopolitics of a World Musical Revolution. Verso Books, 2015.

Dyer, Richard (1997): White. London: Routledge.

Feld, Steven and Panoyotis Panopoulos (2015): “Athens Conversation.” 11-12 March <>

Gitelman, Lisa (2004): Recording Sound, Recording Race, Recording Property. In Mark M. Smith, (ed.) Hearing History: A Reader. Athens and London: The University of Georgia Press, 279-294.

Granly Jansen, Erik, and Thomas Bjørnsten, eds., Special Issue: Sound Archives. SoundEffects:

Hall, Stuart (1999): Whose heritage? Un-settling ‘the heritage’, re-imagining the post-nation. In: Third Text 13(49) 3-13.

Hamilton, Carolyn, et. al, eds. (2002): Refiguring the Archive. Dordrecht: Kluwer.

Hoffmann, Anette (2015) “Echoes of the Great War. The Recordings with African Prisoners of the Frist World War” Open Arts Journal.

Hoffmann, Anette (2015): “Listening to Sound Archives.” Introduction to special segment of Social Dynamics 41(1)73-83.

Hoffmann, Anette, and Phindezwa Mnyaka. “Hearing voices in the archive.” Social Dynamics 41.1 (2015): 140-165.

Hoffmann, Anette (2018) “Kolonialität” Daniel Morat und Hansjakob Ziemer (eds.) Handbuch Sound. Geschichte – Begriffe – Amsätze. Metzler Verlag.

Imre, Anikó. “Postcolonial Media Studies in Postsocialist Europe.” boundary 2 41, no.1 (2014): 113-134.

Jenkins, Henry, Sam Ford, and Joshua Green (2013): Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture. New York: NYU Press.

Kane, Brian (2015): “Sound studies without auditory culture: a critique of the ontological turn.” Sound Studies 1(1) 2-21.

Kapchan, Deborah A., ed. (2017): Theorizing Sound Writing. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press.

Khesti, Roshanak (2015) Modernity’s Ear. Listening to Race and Gender in World Musik. NYU Press.

Kun, Josh. Audiotopia: Music, Race, and America. Berkeley: Univ of California Press, 2005.

Kun, Josh D. “The aural border.” Theatre Journal 52.1 (2000): 1-21.

Lange, Britta (2015): Poste restante, and Messages in Bottles: Sound Recordings of Indian Prisoners in the First World War. Social Dynamics 41(1) 84–100.

Matamoros-Fernandez, Ariadna (2017): Platformed racism: the mediation and circulation of an Australian race-based controversy on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Information, Communication & Society 20(6) 930-946.

Müske, Johannes (2011): Constructing Sonic Heritage: The Accumulation of Knowledge in the Context of Sound Archives. Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics 4(1) 37-47.

Ochoa Gautier, Ana María (2014): Aurality: Listening and Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century Colombia. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Duke University Press.

Radano, Ronald M. and Tejumola Olaniya, eds.  (2016): Audible Empire: Music, Global Politics, Critique. Duke University Press.

Radano, Ronald M., and Philip V. Bohlmann, eds. (2000): Music and the Racial Imagination. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press.

Schwartz, Joan M., and Terry Cook. “Archives, Records, and Power: The Making of Modern Memory.” Archival Science 2, no. 1–2 (2002): 1–19.

Shepherd, Nick. “When the Hand that Holds the Trowel is Black…’ Disciplinary Practices of Self-Representation and the Issue of Native’Labour in Archaeology.” Journal of Social Archaeology 3.3 (2003): 334-352.

Stadler, Gus (2015): “On Whiteness and Sound Studies.” Sounding Out Blog, 6 July 2015.

Sterne, Jonathan (2008): “Enemy Voice.” Social Text 26 (3) 79-100.

Stoever, Jennifer Lynn (2016): The Sonic Color Line: Race and the Cultural Politics of Listening. New York: New York University Press.

Stoever, Jennifer Lynn. “‘Doing fifty-five in a fifty-four’: Hip hop, cop voice and the cadence of white supremacy in the United States.” Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies 3.2 (2018): 115-131.

Stoever, Jennifer. “Splicing the Sonic Color Line: Tony Schwartz Remixes Postwar Nueva York.” Social Text 28.1 (2010): 59-85.

Thompson, Marie (2017): “Whiteness and the Ontological Turn in Sound Studies.” Parallax 23 (3) 266–282.

Trnka, Susanna, Christine Dureau, and Julie Park, eds. Senses and Citizenships: Embodying political life. London: Routledge, 2013.

Weheliye, Alexander G. (2014): “Engendering Phonographies: Sonic Technologies of Blackness.” Small Axe 18 (2)180-190.

Weheliye, Alexander G. (2005): Phonographies: grooves in sonic Afro-modernity. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Weidman, Amanda. “Anthropology and voice.” Annual Review of Anthropology 43 (2014): 37-51.

Wekker, Gloria (2016): White innocence: Paradoxes of colonialism and race. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Western, Tom. “‘The Age of the Golden Ear’: The Columbia World Library and Sounding out Post-war Field Recording.” Twentieth-Century Music 11.2 (2014): 275-300.

Western, Tom (2015): “Securing the Aural Border: Fieldwork and Interference in PostWar BBC Audio Nationalism.” In: Sound Studies 1/1, pp. 77-97

Winseck, Dwayne R., and Robert M. Pike (2007): Communication and empire: Media, markets, and globalization, 1860–1930. Durham and London: Duke University Press.

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